SGA prepares to elect officers, sets meeting

Group serves as advocate for DMC’s entire student body 

As school returns and new issues arise, the SGA will be ready to handle them.

The Student Government Association, of which every student is a member because dues come out of fees that students pay when registering, serves as the voice of the student body.

“SGA works to improve the quality of student life and educational experience at Del Mar College by acting as an advocate for all Del Mar College students’ concerns,” said SGA adviser Beverly Cage.

Cage mentors students throughout the year, helping them take part in real-world leadership opportunities, including attending the annual state convention, traveling to the state Capitol and more.

Student life specialist Estevan Guerra encouraged all students to attend the group’s meetings.

“Every one is a member, and should come and vote during the meetings. Being active with SGA is a sense of power,” Guerra said.

The group, which meets the third Wednesday of each month, will have its first meeting of the fall at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in Room 165 of the Harvin Center.

Five of seven officers will be returning for the 2018-19 school year, leaving the positions of historian and communications officer open. Anyone interested in running for the positions can stop by the Student Leadership and Campus Life office in the Harvin Center to pick up an elections packet. Online voting will run Sept. 17-22.

The SGA will set its priorities at its first meeting, though some proposed issues include helping students register to vote and continuing to develop a health clinic proposal.

Some of the issues the SGA addressed last year include running the Viking Volunteers program, creating ThinkPINK, proposing a health clinic for students and getting food trucks on campus.

Student Monica Revolorio said having the food trucks on campus in the spring was a nice change, adding she particularly enjoyed La Strella de Jalisco.

“Honestly some of the best tacos I have ever had in my entire life,” Revolorio said. “Through bringing in the food trucks, we are supporting local businesses.”

 

 

SGA ELECTION

 

Aug. 27 – Sept. 7: Candidates able to pick up election packets in office of student leadership and campus life, room 105 Harvin center.

Aug. 27 – Sept. 7: Candidates turn in election packet to office

Sept. 10-14: Candidate interviews

Sept. 17-22: Campaigning period

Sept. 17-22: Online voting

Sept. 24: Winner will be notified

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